A sharp rise in inflation forces Egyptians to cut expenses

Source: Middle East Institute

Author(s): Khaled Dawoud

Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/sharp-rise-inflation-forces-egyptians-cut-expenses

While the holy month of Ramadan is known for increased food consumption in Egypt and other Muslim-majority countries, Elham Mohamed, 40, a government employee, said it was very difficult for her just to make ends meet this year. 

“I had to give up many of the items I usually buy during Ramadan,” she said. “Prices have gone crazy. Even the basics, such as bread, rice, sugar, flour, eggs, and cooking oil, have all gone up,” she added.

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